Why are the migrants fleeing Honduras? Dana Frank discusses her new book, “The Long Honduran Night: Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup”, which examines Honduras since the 2009 coup that deposed democratically-elected President Manuel Zelaya. She interweaves her personal experiences in post-coup Honduras and in the US Congress with a larger analysis of the coup regime and its ongoing repression, Honduran opposition movements, US policy in support of the regime, and Congressional challenges to that policy. Dana Frank gives us the much needed context to help understand the root causes of the immigrant caravans of Hondurans leaving for the US, and the destructive impact of US policy not found in US corporate media.
Dana Frank is Professor of History Emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her books include “Bananeras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America”, which focuses on Honduras, and “Buy American: The Untold Story of Economic Nationalism”. Her writings on human rights and U.S. policy in post-coup Honduras have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Houston Chronicle, The Nation, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Politico Magazine, and many other publications, and she has been interviewed by the Washington Post, New Yorker, New York Times, National Public Radio, Univsion, Latino USA, regularly on Democracy Now!, and on other outlets. Professor Frank has testified about Honduras before the US House of Representatives, the California Assembly, and the Canadian Parliament.
The University of Oregon CLLAS Research Series & the Knight Library Recorded April 10, 2019 by Todd Boyle
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